- USS Incessant (AM-248)
USS "Incessant" (AM-248) was an "Admirable"-class minesweeper built for the
U.S. Navyduring World War II. She was built to clear minefields in offshore waters, and served the Navy in the North Atlantic Oceanand then in the Pacific Ocean. She returned home at war's end with two battle stars to her credit.
"Incessant" was laid down
3 July 1943by Savannah Machine & FoundryGa., Savannah, Georgia; launched 22 October 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Ralston Mingledorff; and commissioned 25 March 1944, Lt. C. H. Romig in command.
World War II North Atlantic operations
After shakedown out of
Casco Bay, Maine, "Incessant" departed Norfolk, Virginia, 24 May 1944for escort and training duty in the Caribbeanand the Gulf of Mexico. Returning to Norfolk 8 Julyshe sailed in convoy 23 Julyand after stopping at Mers-el-Kebirarrived off the coast of Southern France.
As the Allies pushed northward from the beachheads, the powerful guns of the fleet protected the flanks and knocked out the German coastal batteries on the Italian
Rivierawhile minesweepers cleared the channel off the French coast. "Incessant" and her sister ships performed dangerous sweeping in the harbors of southern Francein spite of human torpedoesand enemy shore fire from the Italian side. "Incessant" helped clear the channel into Mentone 9- 10 Septemberand then continued her minesweeping mg and patrol duties at other Mediterraneanpoints - Bizerte, the coast of Sardinia, and Palermo, Sicily. In January 1945she was assigned new duties, and after transiting the historic Dardanelles, arrived Sevastapol 26 January. There "Incessant" met her Russian pilot and interpreter and began important air-sea rescue work in the Black Sea. She departed for Palermo 15 Februaryand resumed Mediterraneanoperations until sailing from Mers-el-Kebir 17 Aprilfor the United States.
Transfer to the Pacific Fleet
With the European war won, "Incessant" arrived Norfolk
5 Mayand after a period of training sailed 5 Julyfor the western Pacific via the Panama Canaland San Diego, California, arriving Pearl Harbor 21 August, after the war's end, minesweepers were still needed, however, and "lncessant" proceeded to Eniwetok, Saipan, and Okinawa, in the weeks that followed. She arrived Sasebo for sweeping operations incident to the occupation 25 Octoberand in November 1945operated in the East China Sea.
1946she was at Shanghaiearmarked for transfer to China, but was eventually returned to Seattle, Washington, and decommissioned 6 November 1946. "Incessant" was subsequently returned to the Maritime Commissionand sold to R. A. Rutherford 30 November 1948. She was converted to river service in 1949at Paducah Marine Ways, Paducah, Kentuckyand renamed MV Commercial Ohioan; She was in service up to 1955. Current fate unknown.
"Incessant" received two
battle stars for World War II service.
List of United States Navy ships
World War II
* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/02248.htm NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive - "Incessant" (AM-248)]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
List of World War II topics (U) — # U 571 (film) # U A # U boat Front Clasp # U boat War Badge # U Boote westwärts # U Man # U.S. British Staff Conference (ABC 1) # U.S. 20th Air Base Group # U.S. 5th Interceptor Command # U.S. Army Forces Far East # U.S. Army Forces in the… … Wikipedia
List of mine warfare vessels of the United States Navy — This is a list of mine warfare vessels of the United States Navy.Cruiser Minelayers* USS Baltimore (CM 1) * USS Tahoe (CM 2) * USS Aroostook (CM 3) * USS Shawmut (CM 4) * USS Terror (CM 5) * USS Miantonomah (CM 10) * USS Shawmut (CM 11) * USS… … Wikipedia
List of United States Navy ships, I — I * USS I. J. Merritt (ID 3780) * USS Ibex (1863, IX 119) * USS Ibis (SP 3051, AM 134) * USS Ice Boat (1861) * USS Ice King (SP 3160) * USS Icefish (SS 367) * USS Ida (1863) * USS Idaho (1864, BB 24, SP 545, BB 42) * USS Idalis (SP 270) * USS… … Wikipedia
List of Admirable class minesweepers — See Admirable class minesweeper.List of Admirable class ships* USS Admirable (AM 136) * USS Adopt (AM 137) * USS Advocate (AM 138) * USS Agent (AM 139) * USS Alarm (AM 140) * USS Alchemy (AM 141) * USS Apex (AM 142) * USS Arcade (AM 143) * USS… … Wikipedia
Liste der Schiffe der United States Navy/I — Schiffe der United States Navy A B … Deutsch Wikipedia
Histoire de la marine française — L histoire de la Marine française couvre la période du XIIIe siècle au XXIe siècle. Elle est marquée par une alternance de hauts et de bas, la Marine française rencontrant au cours de son histoire trois difficultés majeures qui… … Wikipédia en Français
United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… … Universalium
Great Fire of Smyrna — Great Fire of Smyrna, 14 September 1922 The Great Fire of Smyrna or the Catastrophe of Smyrna (Greek: Καταστροφή της Σμύρνης, Turkish … Wikipedia